Easy weekend walks in London

David Knockton / 23 June 2015 ( 31 October 2014 )

Whether you want to explore the city with a traditional sightseeing tour, or take some off-the-beaten-track routes, here are some of the best london walks you can take.

5. Old Camden Town

There are plenty of things to explore in Camden, many of them – strangely – beginning with C: Crescents, Cafes, Crafts, Canals, Catacombs, and Cobblestones.

Have a wander around Camden Lock – London's most bustling market.

4. High Barnet to Cockfosters

This three-and-a-half-mile stroll will take you between the two tube lines, and gives you a chance to see the scenery and history in between them.

You'll see some stunning sights, including a fabulous lake and some breathtaking views of Canary Wharf, 15 miles away.

3. Millbank

Discover the bridges, palaces and ceramics that lie between Pimlico and Parliament. You are likely to see MI6 on the Albert Embankment, what was Millbank Prison, and the Tate Gallery.

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2. City Hall to Canary Wharf

Just over three miles long, this walk will take you over Tower Bridge, heading past St Katharine Docks and following the Thames Path.

You'll see some beautiful views of the river when crossing Limekiln Creek to Canary Wharf.

1. Old Highgate Village

Despite being located just a few stops up the Northern Line, Old Highgate has been described as a "country village nestled round an old pond".

With stunning Georgian architecture and beautiful views across London, this was once home to Coleridge and Dickens.